Murnauer Moos

Bavaria  >  Germany

32 sq Km of preserved natural wetland & important nesting site for Eurasian Curlew. The largest alpine moor in Central Europe.

Added* by Garry Hayman
Most recent update 24 August 2020
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The Murnauer Moos is a flat and open moorland and the largest area of natural wetland in cerntral Europe. Moors, wet meadows and forest form a unique mosaic. The Murnauer Moos, south of Murnau is a refuge for many birds and threatened species like Eurasian Curlew and Corn Crake. There is a nice twelve kilometer long, marked circular hiking trail (see the map below).



Park at St George's Chappel, Ramsbach. From there you can make a beautiful 12 km walk through the moors and pass the Bohlenweg (see the map). Or you can only walk the 4 km 'Bohlenweg'. To do that at the junction of the Moosrundweg in Murnau / Westried you will reach the Bohlenweg after about one kilometer. On wooden planks you cross the natural moor landscape with heather and sparse birch and pine stands and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Moors/heathland


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


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Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The meadows in the Murnauer Moos are an important retreat for meadow birds. 1,430 hectares of meadow area in the Murnauer Moos are currently being managed without fertilization. Most of the meadows are mowed very late, from September 1st, when the meadow birds have long raised their young and important fat reserves have been created for bird migration.


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